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Photo by Natasha Pantazopoulou/Fosphotos The conundrum of Greek olive oil exports

By: Omaira Gill

A spell of bad weather in olive producing countries means that crops this year are not going to be as productive as previous years. The result is a spike in the price of olive oil.

Photo via www.tap-ag.com Greece as an energy hub: Reality or wishful thinking?

By: Omaira Gill

“Energy is the spearhead of Greece’s economic growth policy. The government’s aim is to make Greece a multiple energy hub,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in May during a press conference.

Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos China's bumpy road to Greece

By: Omaira Gill

At a time when investments in Greece are considered too risky by most foreign counterparts, Greece has found itself a potential ally in China.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Since 2010, declared income has plummeted but tax due has risen

By: Manos Giakoumis

The publication by the Independent Authority of Public Revenue (IAPR) of the annual statistical bulletins provided revealing information about the composition personal income tax and its evolution over the past few years.

Photo via PPC https://flic.kr/p/9qi65R PPC: The struggling electricity giant dominating bailout talks

By: Manos Giakoumis

One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the way of t the Greek government and the institutions to clinch a staff-level agreement (SLA) is the liberalisation of the energy market, with lenders requesting the sale of 40 percent of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) units.

Photo by ECB via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/qhZVDy Multiple potential benefits await Greece if it can clinch QE eligibility

By: Manos Giakoumis

If it manages to conclude the second review, Athens has its heart set on the inclusion of Greek government bonds (GGBs) in the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing (QE) programme, which requires the eurozone central bank to deem Greece’s debt sustainable.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Gucci and Greece’s lost photo opportunity

By: Omaira Gill

Recently, the Greek authorities were approached by fashion house Gucci for permission to hold a runway event at the Parthenon. The Central Archaeological Council (KAS), which has the final say over such matters, rejected the request, saying that it was out of line with the monuments cultural character.

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